A man was looking for a place in New York City to party late one night. He stopped a police officer and said, "I am looking for a
night club named Hell’s Gate. Do you know how to get there?"
The officer said, "Sir, just keep going down this street and will you pass Calvary Church on your right. Just keep going past CALVARY and you will come to HELL’S GATE."
You have to pass by so many things to get to Hell.
The Love of God.
The Word of God.
The conviction of the Holy Spirit
Most of all, The Cross.
Don’t pass Calvary!
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